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Hemicyon by unlobogris Hemicyon by unlobogris
Hemicyon sansaniensis Miocene bear which is supposed to hunt like wolves or hyenas. And yes, it was digitigrade.
Full body restoration this time.
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Bran-Artworks Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Student General Artist
increible, de los trabajos que mas admire de tu galería fueron estas series de carnivoros, simplemente te quedaron estupendos (esto debí haberlo comentado hace años)
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JurassicPark40 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Could this have been where the evolutionary line branched to dogs or bears?
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Batterymaster Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Nope. Hemicyon was a species of true bear, as it is a member of the family Ursidae. It is a representative if the primitive bear subfamily Hemicyoninae, otherwise known as "dog-bears". You must be thinking of bear-dogs, or Amphicyonids.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i heard that this stuff are called dog-bears
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FIREHAZARD123 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Digitigrate? Whats that? =P
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TeamArtists Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Mark: Digitigrade mean to walk on your digits which are your fingers and toes!
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FIREHAZARD123 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Neat! :)
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
My Native American name happens to be "Bear Wolf". Maybe this is what the crow meant (had dream/vision where was assigned to me by a crow).

I have Cherokee and Choctaw ancestry.
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Cool! Both are really powerful and amazing animals, and once they shared a common ancestry, plus a close relatives which had intermediate physic characteristics (the once living Amphicyonids). This bear-wolves had to be really impressive.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
One interesting thing is that when I looked into the bear-wolf legends; it's discribed as having the head of a bear, the body of a wolf, and the feathers of a brown crow on its forelimbs. I drew my own version of it, but I still have to scan it.
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
It would be really cool that the legend would be based on recent survivors of the extinct Amphycionidae... maybe they had something like a lion's mane or peculiar long hair in the arms which can resemble feathers of a wing... it's a nice speculation to add in a restoration ^^
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dinshino Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I think it would look cool. Maybe you could draw one for the legend and one for the speculation.
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Steffanic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm....I'd like to see a baby version of that, would be cute ^_^ That's what you need to do....infants :P
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
^^ I don't discard that option. I think there are some evidence of Amphicyon cubs, so it would be interesting to try restoring them. Also Hemicyon cubs wouldn't be very different...
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Steffanic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Smaller, probally cuter. Since they wouldn't be that much different, maybe a different pose? Curled up sleeping or something ^_^
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maniraptora Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
guau, que extraño! como siempre, el detalle del pelaje es excelente! no se nada de este animal, pero me llama la atencion que tenga las patas asi... parecen muy delgadas! y el hocico tambien es extraño... aunque supongo que debe ser porque espero encontrar alli el hocico de un perro y en realidad era un oso...
preciosa reconstruccion!!
Los pelos los haces de a uno por uno??? que paciencia!!!!!!!
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unlobogris Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
gracias! los pelos, si... uno a uno, como siempre... es tedioso, pero por ahora no encuentro una solución mejor, y luego el resultado me gusta ^^
Las patas según tengo entendido se parecían a las de las hienas, y aunque delgadas, creo que aguantarían una carrerita, jejejeje
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maniraptora Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
pues a mi seguramente me ganaria en carrera... jajaja
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